Liverpool Vs Stoke City Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Liverpool Vs Stoke City Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Two teams with three games remaining go head to head in this weekend’s first Premier League fixture and both the teams can aspire to be third – one from the top and the other from the bottom. Liverpool host Stoke City on Saturday afternoon, in a fixture that is equally important for both the teams though the Reds’ fans might feel differently. After that amazing Champions League semi-final first leg against AS Roma, Liverpool fans can be forgiven if they …
Sunderland: Which top dog, will take over the Black Cats?

Sunderland: Which top dog, will take over the Black Cats?

Ah Sunderland, eternally destined to struggle it seems. After being beaten by the likes of Bournemouth, Norwich, Leicester, Manchester United and Tottenham - Dick Advocaat has thrown in the towel. This Sunderland Echo article has Dick citing the reasons; "the struggle against relegation isn't my cup of tea" and "our squad was simply not good enough". Fair points, if you look at the fact he was practically begged by the Sunderland fans to sign the contract extension earlier this year & their …
New Season - Top Ten Fixtures To Look Forward To

New Season - Top Ten Fixtures To Look Forward To

It's that time of the summer when football fans and armchair pundits across the globe eagerly simulate the upcoming Premier League season - from week 1 to 38, analyzing and evaluating each and every fixture from the fixture list that's just released, almost a month and a half before the actual drama unfolds. As is the case with every season, there's always a select few games that pop out of the list that come with an innate significance ingrained in …

Next Premier League Boss to Go?

So who’ll be the next Premier League boss to go? A few short weeks ago, it looked like Alan Pardew at Newcastle United was just hours away from the boot thanks to a woeful start to the season – and the fans’ campaign for him to be sacked. We all know what’s happened since then of course; The Magpies have put an incredible and completely unexpected run of four straight wins together and stand in 8th place in the Premier …
Everton vs Aston Villa Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

Everton vs Aston Villa Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

Both teams head into this without a win in their last three games as both sides have seen their early season optimism crash back to earth. Everton have endured a dismal start to their second season under Roberto Martinez with just six points gained from seven fixtures. Meanwhile, Aston Villa looked set to finally kick on under Paul Lambert but three defeats in a row have tempered what hopes they had and now a result against Everton is paramount to …
Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa: Post-Match Tactical Analysis

Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa: Post-Match Tactical Analysis

Liverpool paid the price for a lack of cutting edge against a hungry, high flying Aston Villa team now firmly finding their feet under Paul Lambert and Roy Keane with a near-flawless start to the season. Aston Villa coming to Anfield remains one of Brendan Rodgers few tactical jigsaw puzzles he is yet to figure out. The Birmingham side have flourished at Liverpool for the last few seasons now with the same mindset and strategy on each visit. It has …
Everton vs Aston Villa Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Players

Everton vs Aston Villa Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Players

Everton welcome Aston Villa to Goodison Park on the back of a devastating 4-0 loss in the Merseyside Derby on Tuesday night. With that result, Everton sit in 6th place, two points ahead of Man Utd, one point off Spurs and now four off their local rivals Liverpool. The race for a Champions League place is becoming more intense by the week and The Toffees will feel they need the win in order to keep up with the teams above. …
Chelsea allow Bertrand to head out on loan

Chelsea allow Bertrand to head out on loan

Chelsea Football Club have today confirmed that left full back Ryan Bertrand has joined Aston Villa on loan for the rest of the season. Boss Jose Mourinho explained "The best thing for him was to go on loan for the rest of the season because he needs to play. At the moment my optiions for left-back are Ashley Cole and Cesar Azpilicueta. "So for Ryan we felt - and he agrees totally - that he needs to play. He's English and …
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